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Cheshiredave Creative
4.9
from 59 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Ashley G.
Verified review

If you’ve been waiting for “that one review” to really prove that Oaktown Boudoir is the way to go- don’t wait anymore! Cheshire Isaacs is a true exemplar of all that a professional boudoir photographer should strive to be. He is open and receptive to his client’s ideas without losing focus. He is honest and genuine without ever being insensitive. He is incredibly professional without ever being stuffy. The Bay Area is filled with Boudoir Photographers, so I guess the best way to write a proper review is to outline what exactly my own (popular) concerns were and how Cheshire proved triumphant! 1. Will I be comfortable? As a young woman, I was a little concerned about being erotically photographed by a man. Having been through a shoot, it’s obvious that Cheshire cares- from his personally designed music playlists (made in the interest of making the experience as comfortable as possible) to his handmade cheese and cracker platters. He continually went above and beyond for my session and I admire his passion, enthusiasm, and dedication. It shows in both his beautiful work and the long-lasting relationships he has with his clients. He spoke about his wife and daughter frequently, something that showed me his appreciation and respect for women, immediately putting me at ease. 2. Can his studio fit more than one “style” of photoshoot? Cheshire’s studio is open, bright, and filled with possibilities. He can transform the space to fit, I kid you not, any personality and style. In a matter of minutes (just enough time to refill a wine glass), his studio can go from a brightly lit angelic state to a dark, sexy, and sultry one. He mentioned having custom-designed the space alongside his wife, something that told me just how invested he was in the style and overall vibe of his studio. For my images in particular, I knew that I wanted little editing and wanted the images to be as “real” as possible. Somehow Cheshire still made it look like I was a model and knew exactly how to manipulate each pose to accentuate all the good and cleverly soften all the bad (without photoshop). 3. Will I get my money’s worth? Whichever amount of time you decide to book Cheshire for, know that not a minute will be wasted. He knows how to get down to business and not waste time while simultaneously not rushing through any poses. This guy was sweating as he climbed up and down ladders, moved heavy couches and bed sets, and adjusted lights. His hard work pays off in the beauty of his finished products! His experience in the field is obvious in the way he can quickly evaluate a pose and make small nuanced changes in position to get a desired look. I am but a poor college student and Cheshire’s prices were definitely better than most photographers around. He could easily charge three times as much for his services and would still be the deal of a lifetime. 4. Will my images be published? Cheshire was very thorough and attentive when listening to what I was comfortable with. He assured me that no images would be posted without explicit approval. In the end, his work was so beautiful that I would have been fine with it being printed on billboards and bus ads- really! 5. What about makeup? Cheshire notified me in one of our first correspondences that he had a partnership with a makeup artist, Thuy, who would be on-site for a small fee. Let me tell you- Thuy is more than simply a makeup artist- she really does it all. Not only did she do an absolutely spectacular job with my makeup, but she was the ultimate hype-woman!!! She stayed for nearly the entire session for touch-ups, glamour, and enthusiastic words of support. The experience wouldn’t have been the same without her. Every person that sees the finished images says, “Wow, I wish I’d done something like this.” Don’t be that person! Don’t wait another day, don’t look for another review, don’t google “Boudoir Photographer” again. Oaktown Boudoir is that good. Doing a boudoir shoot is obviously a large lump sum of money to dedicate to something that isn’t necessarily “necessary,” but my experience with Oaktown Boudoir is something that I will truly treasure for the rest of my life and always reflect on with a smile and a deep, deep appreciation for Cheshire Isaacs! He knows how to make a client feel like a friend, and that’s something you don’t come by often.

  • 13 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Lawrence J.
Verified review

Jerome Gibson ( Photos With a Flair ) provides a great service and produces professional quality photography. Mr. Gibson has done product photos for my business and he also did my daughters Senior portraits, producing great quality photos. No matter big or small Photos With a Flair can handle your photography needs

Yung Photography
5.0
from 27 reviews
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Harry B.
Verified review

Ivy is fantastic, she invests time in understanding your needs and be your personalized photographer. She is passionate about photography. She took some great photos for me at her studio, coffee shop, chocolate store and outdoor

Irina Mikhina Photography
5.0
from 23 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Sharon N.
Verified review

Our family of 25 received excellent professional photography from Irina. There were 7 individual families most with children. Irina was patient and friendly to everyone and the photos were outstanding. We take an annual family photo and we are all hoping that we can continue using this superb photographer!

Rachel Radcliffe Photography
5.0
from 22 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Toni C.
Verified review

Made me feel super relaxed during a boudoir shooting and the pictures came out amazing! I had a really great experience.

Ian Chin Photography
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly S.
Verified review

This review is a bit overdue but better late than never. After spending quite a bit of time researching boudoir photographers online, I finally settled on Ian, and I am so glad I did. Mostly because of his other Yelp reviews and the professionalism of his website. I wanted to do something special for my boyfriend for Christmas. I met Ian at his place along with the make-up artist, who was referred by Ian and did a great job. I had never done anything like this before and felt fairly awkward in the beginning. But Ian was really great at making me feel comfortable thank goodness! The shoot lasted for 1 hour or so and I never felt like anything was rushed. I would recommend following the directions in the attachment he emails after booking as the advice makes for a better shoot. Ian also assisted me in helping me select outfits for the shoot. I believe we shot 4-5 "scenes". It was all very fun. Letting me bring my own playlist to play during the shoot was really nice and helped me feel relaxed. When I returned to view the photos, we widdled down the selections together. I trust his eye much more than mine and we chose enough to create a photo book. I was SUPER pleased with the results. I saw a friend who did her shoot thru livingsocial and boy do you get what you pay for. Ian- my boyfriend loved his book and when the time comes when we need another professional photographer I will be calling you! Keep up the good work!

Brennan Fischer Photo
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Joannah F.
Verified review

Great photographer! I did a boudoir portrait photo shoot with Brennan. I was very impressed with his professionalism and ability to set me at ease. He knows when to give feedback and direction, and how to encourage a models self-expression. I had an excellent experience and would definitely recommend!

Rachel McCord Creative
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Molly C.
Verified review

We were lucky enough to get to work with Rachel for a photo shoot when our first child was born last year. After looking at her website I knew her photos captured the sentiment that I wanted in the pictures of our son. Once contacting her, she was prompt in setting up a meeting and working with our schedule. We had a wonderful experience, before during and after working with her. Before our meeting, Rachel helped with me with suggestions on what clothes would photograph well. She was not only on time and professional during the shoot, but relaxed enough to get relaxed, natural shots of us. After the shoot she sent the photos within a very reasonable amount of time, which I appreciated since I was dying to show them off! I would recommend Rachel McCord Photography to any of my friends and look forward to having her do another shoot with us this fall.

Krazy Zexy Photography
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leah H.
Verified review

This was my first boudoir photo session. It was Groupon gift from my boyfriend. I consider myself a socially shy yet professionally confident person. Definitely not easy getting scantily clad and eventually naked in front of a stranger and having him take pictures! Kamran guides you through the initiation well. His assistant,Courtney, and Kamran help schedule the appt and review photos of your lingerie choices. I hired Sara to do my hair and makeup. When I looked in the mirror I was pleasantly surprised at my reflection! Neither Courtney nor Sara are there for the photo session. At the beginning of the session Kamran asks you questions about a memory when you felt particularly sexy and why you are doing the boudoir photo session. At the moment this line of questioning felt uncomfortably intimate to share. Once you see the final product it makes perfect sense. He wants to know so he can capture the spirit and emotion you want to convey in the pictures. This process will make the photos even more personal and appealing to your partner and you. Be sure to give it some thought before the session. He uses natural light to take the photos and his studio is set up well so he has furniture props to pose you on. You may want to look at some boudoir photos and get ideas about posing as I felt I could have used some guidance on that. It was not natural for me to move around like models do during a photo shoot. The studio is small enough you don't have to walk around far in high heels. He has a eye for what is sexy to men and women. The photos were a mix of pretty, feminine, soft to hot and sexy. He was able to photograph me in five outfits. I liked the images so much I bought a full package of photos, hi resolution pics, album and prints. It was expensive needless to say. Heck, these are pictures to look back on when I am in my 80's and I can say, "That beautiful women was me". He was easily available for post photo session communications, about the picture order, by email and text. The ordering process did take a few weeks to finalize but if you have a deadline I am sure he could accommodate that. Overall, a unique and positive experience.

  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Carla S.
Verified review

Lindsay Carlisle Photography exceeded my wildest dreams! I had a vision for a pet and mommy photography session and was not sure how to explain it. I felt slightly awkward asking for such a unique experience; however Lindsay was professional in her ability to draw out my expectations through her communication and people skills. She listened well and assessed my needs and made my ideas a reality. She explained to me upfront the prices of the photo packages and what was included in it (i.e. digital prints versus hard copy versus album). Also, the whole photography posing experiences was fun and exciting because of the artist's professionalism and love for photography. Lindsay Carlisle Photography embodies the art in photography. A true gift to the photography world; remember her name as she is a new and upcoming star. Highly recommend her and her services

Photography by Casey Quist
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Andrea S.
Verified review

From a family photo shoot to our couples boudoir shoot. She made us feel comfortable and amazing! For my husband to agreee to a couples boudoir is major so that alone says a lot about Casey’s professionalism and amazing work! She really takes the time to make every picture look beyond perfect and works with whatever budget you may have in mind. Of course it is extremely difficult to pick a small package because by the time she’s done with your shoot you like every single one of her pictures. I love pictures and have gotten every single one of our poses and yes they’ve been more than I originally wanted to spend but I look at my walls and those memories are priceless! My kids will always have these memories to cherish and we will always have our secret love book to look back on our once young bodies :) I love Casey’s work. She’s always gone the extra mile to accommodate our needs and her expertise. Will always come back to her.

Brittany Powers Photography
5.0
from 4 reviews
    Lia F.
    Verified review

    Hiring Brittany for my wedding and professional photos for work was one of the most valuable decisions I have ever made. Not only was she able to pull me out of my awkward shyness with her sweet, encouraging demeanor, but I bonded with her so much that I felt like I had known her forever. She made me feel so comfortable. She has an eye for perfect lighting,and doesn't make you do cheesy poses. She is clearly an artist first in her photography, because each photo could have gone up in a gallery with the amount of originality and thoughtfulness that went into them. I feel like is hard to do with posed wedding photos. I am going to work with her again soon to do boudoir photos and I cannot wait! Brittany is an exceptional photographer! Not just with the actual photos she produces, but the warm, friendly spirit that makes you so comfortable, and brings out the best in you. That's what she captures. Your best you.

    Shelby Oliver Photography
    4.8
    from 4 reviews
    • 5 years in business
    • 4 hires on Thumbtack
    Christine G.
    Verified review

    I've had both an outdoor family photo shoot and a private boudoir photo shoot done by Shelby and could not be more pleased with her work. She is incredibly dedicated to capturing authentic moments in time and creating a lifelong memory that we will cherish always.

    • 6 years in business
    Theresa S.
    Verified review

    She was wonderful! My family and I had so much fun working with Abby! She was very patient with my kids (who were not totally cooperating). Abby is personable, energetic, professional, easy-going and fun. We loved our photos too!!! I definitely recommend her and her wonderful photography talent!

    SF Imagery-Boudoir
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 11 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Lisa D.
    Verified review

    Rick did a great job on my boudoir photos. He had some hot poses for me and made me feel very comfortable. His retouching was helpful and I was happy to have input into the process. I strongly recommend him.

    Sharon C.
    Verified review

    Edward is professional, courteous and takes great pictures. He has worked several corporate events for me. His photos are high-quality and reasonably priced. I will definitely seek his services again.

    Telili Photography
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Colleen M.
      Verified review

      Telitha was AMAZING! I could not have asked for a better photographer or a better experience. She arrived right on time. She chatted with me until I felt comfortable in front of the camera. She showed me pictures throughout the shoot so I could see how I was doing. I was able to look at the entire shoot at the end of our session to make sure I had the shots I wanted. Then, I received all the shots via “drop box” before the end of the day. I highly recommend Telitha for headshots. I will utilize her in the future for other photography needs and would recommend her without any reservation.

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      We are full-service wedding and portrait photographers.   Documenting life — taking us back to our most memorable moments and milestones in life, capturing those memories forever — that’s what photography is all about. We believe that we create quality photographs that last a lifetime. We have always been proud to say, ”Captured Memories Fine Photography exemplifies the quality and services our clients deserve.” We specialize in family/individual portraits, boudoir, engagement, weddings, Quinceañera and special event photography in the San Francisco and Greater Bay Area. We look forward to capturing and preserving your most cherished moments. Captured Memories serves Newark, California, and the surrounding area.

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      We specialize in bridal, boudoir and beauty photography for women in the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area. Our clients consist of women looking for that ultimate, intimate gift for their loved one! We are dedicated to making every woman feel drop-dead gorgeous. Our studio provides a pamper session for women of all ages. Our sessions allow you to feel gorgeous,empowered and pampered. Pick your outfits, meet your make up artist, have a drink and some snacks, and have a blast taking some breathtaking images to your best tunes playing in the background. Our session will leave you thinking, was this gift for him or me We offer bridal, boudoir, and beauty photography.

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      My Business stands out through celebrating all beauty. THE ULTIMATE BEAUTY AND BOUDOIR EXPERIENCE. FEAR DIMINISHED, CONFIDENCE ELEVATED AND BEAUTY CELEBRATED! WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR YOU LATELY?

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      I am a boudoir photography professional. My name is Rhiannon, and I've been peering through a glass lens for over fourteen years. I am a true artist, having mastered the mediums: painting, drawing, design, and writing. I see the world different than most, through enchanted colored glasses. I am enamored with all things whimsical, ethereal, haunting and magical. The unique and elegant images I create are influenced by my time spent overseas, especially in Paris, and of course, my love of Alice in Wonderland. In theory, we have one life, and I celebrate you for allowing me to capture and immortalize your spirit through my looking glass and down the rabbit hole.

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